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6:00, gray is hearing the calls but he is not about to step down as mayor of washington, d.c. >> he is speaking out about the financial scandal surrounding his campaign two years ago. this as we are getting a better idea about what they're -- where the council's stance in this issue. kris van cleave is live at the will some building with more. >> the council breaks down like this. you have three that say he should resign and six that say he should not resign or not yet. you have another three that do not want to take a position either way. >> i have no intentions of resigning. >> vincent gray is not according and is not answering questions about the scandal and in his administration. " there are lots of things i would like to address at this stage. because of the nature of this investigation that i said all along, there is nothing else i will say. >> first three members of the d.c. council, now the head of
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the republican party added his name to the list of those calling for him to leave office. >> i think he is so damaged politically that he really ought to step down. >> he needs to publicly address the scandal. gramm says it needs to happen in a couple of days or he too, may call for a resignation. >> this is under investigation. i do not think it will work. >> in a statement norton called him a friend but said he has an obligation to clear this matter up quickly. this as voters are growing frustrated. >> this is a set time. this is an ongoing story. 1, 2, 3, and another with the mayor. >> i think it is not a fair thing for the whole city. clucks everybody deserves their day in court. >> we talked about 10 people out here on the street.
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only two said that gray should stay in office. >> meanwhile mayor gray is scheduled to appear on news talk tomorrow morning at 10:00 on news channel 8. he will take your calls. with more on the scandal, it is on wjla.com and check this out on twitter for instant updates and you can give us your two since on our facebook page. >> also 29 a report is out on the internal investigational into the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. it is a scathing report that says many top school officials including the late coach joe paterno kept quiet about the allegations against jerry sandusky. brad bell is live with reaction to the report. >> this is a community that loves penn state, loves penn state's football team, and they loved joe paterno. that is why many people here on
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college avenue are telling us this report herds. tonight in state college one aspect will trample the rest. the claim that joe paterno knew of jerry sandusky's abuse of children in participated in a cover up to avoid bad publicity. >> he is burry but they will continue to bury him from the sound of it. clucks he was hired to determine what campus officials knew about the crime. he announced the result of his investigation at a philadelphia press comments this morning. the bottom line -- joe paterno and those above him put the school and football program ahead of the safety of the little boys sandusky preyed upon. >> the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children that sandusky victimized. >> he criticized the board of trustees for a failure of governing that allowed the cover
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up to go on. this afternoon the trustees responded to the report. >> we must restore trust in our community. we do not expected to happen overnight. we will earn it back. clocks on a penn state campus at students and graduates say it is all just so sad. >> part of it that hertz's, joe paterno had a reputation of being clean. >> another thing a lot of people are telling us is as sad as the report is and are willing to believe it, they do not want this to tarnish the entire reputation of joe paterno. they believe he made a horrible mistake here. the good he did over all of the years should not be forgotten. >> you can read the entire report on the penn state abuse scandal for yourself. on wjla.com.
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new evidence in the trayvon martin case that includes hundreds of pages of documents from the fbi. the evidence, and i'm one calls between zimmerman and the police, e-mails and postings from the myspace page, and more than 30 interviews. a homicide investigator told agents zimmerman had what he called "a little hero complex but was not racist." he faces a second-degree murder charges and is out on bond. >>melaku pleaded guilty earlier this year for incidents at the pentagon as the marine corps museum. under a plea deal he faces up to 25 years in prison. his lawyers have asked for a mental evaluation. their own psychiatrist concludes he is schizophrenic.
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>> virginia is about to heat up once again. the president is preparing to hit the road with hopes of getting reelected. tomorrow he will make stops in virginia beach hampton, and roanoke but his court does not stop there. -- toward does not stop there. this is a live picture of people who have been lined up all day hoping to get free tickets. >> i am definitely excited to hear what he has to say. i know he has a lot of things going on. i am sure he is really -- >> the doors of the high school will open at 2:00 on saturday afternoon. people attending should get there early for security screenings. >> joe biden spoke at the naacp convention today in houston. mitt romney spoke very yesterday. he defended president obama's
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controversial health care reform law and it says mitt romney's agenda would hurt working families in the black community. the president was not able to attend because of a scheduling conflict. still to come, more calls to hold the power companies to account. >> we have new information on last week's derailment of the metro green line train.
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[ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] every woman who believes decisionabout our bodies and our health care should be our own is troubled mitt romney supports overturning roe versus wade. romney backed a law that outws all abortion -- even in cases of rape and incest. and that's not all. i'll cutff funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] for women planned parenthood means life-saving cancer screenings
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and family-planning services. but, for mitt romney... planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. >> a d.c. police officer has been placed on administrative duty after threatening to shoot to the first lady michelle obama. the officer worked as a motorcade escort. the department is investigating the nature of the officer's comments. now to an uproar about a conservative advocacy group.
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>> a gay couple says the doctor their engagement photograph and use it to promote their anti-gay agenda. >> he founded and runs the public advocate of the united states, it promotes the conservative in anti-gay agenda and stirs up controversy. this time it might have also broken the law. >> this action is beyond the pale. i cannot remove -- imagine somebody taking my wedding photos and making misuse of it to decry but to the controversy reported locally by the london times surrounds this engagement couple. they doctored the photo to make it look like this. it was used in a mailer for a colorado political campaign. today he repeated it might have
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come from somebody else. >> other people take copies of our photographs and they do share them around. that is how things get a round. he says he will the investigate what happened. >> does it concern you at all? >> i will look into it. >> does it concern you this was found in your literature? >> i am looking into it. but recently he described it as the homosexual agenda. as this couple consider filing a claim for copyright infringement loud and democrats called on republicans to stand up against him. >> he does not represent loud and county as we deserve to be represented. >> next at 6:00, why some of our -- one of our local airports is on a list of top-10 scariest
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airports. >> the nationals hit the road for the second half of the season. the clock is ticking for robert griffin.
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>> a good report for the jobs market. >> jobless claims dropped to the lowest levels in four years. 350,000 claims were filed, the fewest since march 2008. they credit your temporary layoffs in the auto industry during plant shutdowns. >> there are new calls to hold power companies accountable. two maryland state senators say pepco and bge should pay up. they are talking about fines of $100 million each for each company. the money can be used to train new facility workers.
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they launched a web based petition more consumers can add support. >> changes are coming as a result of the metro train derailment in west hyattsville. they confirm excessive heat caused a portion of the track to buckle leading to the derailment and they have agreed to establish new rules on when to slow down trains in extreme heat. guidelines are expected out tomorrow. >> it is certainly agree -- convenient but reagan national has been deemed one of the scariest airports. it is because it is beak between two overlapping no-fly zones. the pilots have to ascend quickly and make a quick left heard, a sharp one on takeoff. the scariest airport is reported lay aspen in colorado.
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>> i always think the pilots are extremely careful. >> you get to see the beautiful skyline end the lovely -- >> i love reagan national taking off. speaking of beautiful the weather is spectacular. an elementary school in montgomery county, it has been a beautiful day all day long. here is comfortably dry. good stuff for july. it will change starting tomorrow as a warm front roles in. 86 degrees in quantico. 85 degrees in bowie. the winds will turn more southerly and that will draw in heat and moisture. 88 and 72 the highest level at rated national airport. 70's, mostly in the mid 80's in the metro area. up to 83 in hagerstown. 81 degrees in martinsburg.
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it looks good. as far as what is happening in other parts of the country, he all over the place but nothing dramatic. syracuse a little toasty at 91 degrees. the elevation in nashville, 69. also cloudy and rainy. over all he will start building. you cannot tell from this map but it is building and will bill. once the warm front opens the door and we start to see high- pressure build a little bit of rain. we need the rain and we are in a deficit across the area and we will see a chance of stray showers begin tomorrow night. over the weekend as the heat and humidity comes our way chances for afternoon thunderstorms. if you are under one of the storms, no to forecast that an advance. the process is under way. could see the high clouds moving in. a cloudy day tomorrow as the
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front stairs to get a little bit closer to us. as far as the numbers tomorrow we will start near 70 degrees. isolated showers early industry storm later. the next seven days shows increasing shower and thunderstorm chances as the core of the heat and humidity bill. we will reach to the 90's. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> the national's heading south. >> the pennant race gets under way for real. the national's leave for miami and start the second half against the marlins tomorrow. now the pennant race really does get under way for real. rare air, that is where the national find themselves as they take a breather before embarking on baseball's second half. but we have been playing great
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baseball. we are never really out of it. >> combining one of the best pitchers, a phenom with power to match his moxy, and a roster with plenty of punch, and you have the best record in the national league as we prepare to start the second half. what we are fighting every day to try to get better and better. sh one not go out there and try to answer something big. >> with prosperity comes pressure. >> we are enjoying sitting where we are sitting. it is fun to have everybody having a -- >> the pink elephant in the room -- strasburg 's pitching limit. the pitch 99 innings so far. >> i have answered that question multiple times and nobody is saying anything to me.
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>> it appears he would not be available for the playoffs. talking about the playoffs shows how far this franchise would come. >> we can see how good we are. >> hear this. one day after blake griffin signed a new contract, he has injured his knee. he injured his left knee at 18 u.s. a scrimmage and has returned to los angeles for more tests and an in-depth valuation. his knee did swell. i will keep you posted as more information becomes available. the british open gets under way one week from today. tiger woods is the early favorite which is not really a surprise because he is the only player to win three tournaments this year. he has also shown incredible inconsistency. he missed the cut last week at greenbrier.
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everybody is anxious to find out more about the contract situation of robert griffin iii. he has told his agent and the redskins he wants to be on the field monday with the other rookies. he needs to sign a deal by sunday. rgii was at the espys last night. he hosted a workout in waco, texas two weeks ago. if he wants a deal done by sunday i will guarantee you it will get done. we know that his contract will most likely be four years $21 million including a $14 million signing bonus. they have signed seven of their nine draft picks. i really believe this will happen by the end of the weekend.
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>> a possible hazmat situation at to be w i airport. a plan was offloaded and crews are looking at the situation. we will have more on wjla.com. >> a beautiful evening. heat and humidity return. bob
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